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Wildebeest will team up with Luppolo Brewing Company for an exclusive Brewmaster Dinner that will pair its decadent-yet-simple style of country cooking with four of the brewery’s beers at the downtown restaurant on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Featuring a four-course menu by Chef Ian McHale showcasing the restaurant’s trademark blend of classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques, the collaborative dinner serves up locally sourced, signature Wildebeest fare such as House-Cured Charcuterie and Antipasto, Roasted Lingcod, Yarrow Meadows Duck and a dessert course of Apricot Cannoli. Tickets to the one-night-only dinner are just $55 per person plus tax and gratuity.

– $55 per person plus tax and gratuity –

House Antipasto
house-cured charcuterie, rabbit liver & foie gras parfait, alderwood-smoked Castelvetrano olives,
berry preserve, house-baked focaccia

Tart Wild Ale with Plum (inaugural pour)

Roasted Lingcod
Pacific lingcod, stinging nettle purée, white anchovy pesto, Wagyu beef lardo

Mixed Fermentation Saison

Yarrow Meadows Duck
duck leg lasagna, smoked duck breast, Madeira & back trumpet mushroom purée,
BC lingonberries, Bordelaise sauce

Hazy IPA

Apricot Cannoli
mascarpone crema, Okanagan apricots, wild boar drippings

Dessert Sour with Tangerine

“This Brewmaster Dinner not only gives us the opportunity to collaborate with an exciting up-and-coming local brewery that has been a part of BC’s ongoing craft-beer revolution, but also give our guests a taste of how our cuisine can be perfectly paired with the proper style of beer,” says McHale.

Launched by James Iranzad and Josh Pape under their Gooseneck Hospitality banner — the group behind such other notable local restaurants as Pizzeria BufalaLucky Taco, and Bells and Whistles — Wildebeest recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and continues to carve out its claim as one of Vancouver’s true culinary destinations.

Founded in East Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood in 2016, Luppolo — which means ‘hops’ in Italian — is a brewery and tasting room that crafts true-to-style ales and lagers in addition to lesser-known varieties and hybrids from around the globe. Luppolo is owned and operated by two couples — Ryan Parfitt and Eleanor Stewart, and Anique Ross and Federico Stucchi — who share both Italian roots and an abiding passion for craft beer.


Tickets for Wildebeest’s Luppolo Brewmaster Dinner are priced at $55 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and are available for purchase  at wildebeest.ca/events.

For more information about Wildebeest, go to www.wildebeest.ca, become a fan of /wildebeestyvr on Facebook and follow @WildebeestYVR on Twitter and on Instagram. Wildebeest also offers private dining spaces available to be booked for evening and weekend events. For more information, enquiries and pricing for private functions, call 604-687-6880 or email eat@wildebeest.ca.


Located in a refurbished 19th-century building in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown district, Wildebeest offers decadent yet simple country cooking in a multi-level space that features a cocktail bar and lounge, open-concept kitchen, warm and inviting dining room with banquette seating and an intimate ‘Underbelly’ private dining room. Employing classic butchery traditions and contemporary techniques, Chef Ian McHale and the culinary team work closely with nearby farms and suppliers to develop delicious menus that change with the seasons. Dishes are paired with a diverse selection of Old- and New-World wines and a carefully crafted, award-winning cocktail list for a truly unforgettable dining experience.

120 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC  V6B 1G8 | Dinner Mon – Sun 5 p.m. – late | Brunch Sat – Sun 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | 604-687-6880 | www.wildebeest.ca


Located in Vancouver’s Strathcona neighbourhood, Luppolo — which means ‘hops’ in Italian — is a brewery that features an ever-changing selection of specialty craft beers inspired by styles from around the world and Italian-inspired snacks, platters and sandwiches served up in a warm and welcoming tasting room. Paying homage to the Italian heritage of two of the brewery’s four owners, the name of the brewery also points to the intrinsic values of quality, craftsmanship, community and family that are often associated with Italian culture and central to the company’s vision.

1123 Venables St., Vancouver, BC  V6A 2C3 | 604-255-4997 | www.luppolobrewing.ca | Facebook: /luppolobrewingco | Twitter:  @Luppolo_Brewing | Instagram: @luppolo_brewing



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